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Old 06-20-2014, 07:45 PM
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How about this.

(a) Definitions.--In this section:
(1) Federal water development agency.--The term ``Federal
water development agency'' means--
(A) the Bureau of Reclamation;
(B) the Corps of Engineers; and
(C) the Tennessee Valley Authority.
(2) Mitigation hatchery.--The term ``mitigation hatchery''
means a facility owned and operated by the Secretary through
the National Fish Hatchery System, a purpose of which is the
rearing and stocking of native and nonnative fish to replace
or maintain fishery resources or harvest levels lost as a
result of a Federal water resource development project.
(3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior (acting through the Director of the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service).
(b) Priority Consideration.--Annually, the Secretary, in
consultation with affected States, Indian tribes, and other
relevant Federal agencies, shall--
(1) determine the needs of the National Fish Hatchery
System; and
(2) for purposes of the determination under paragraph (1),
give equal priority consideration to--
(A) the rearing and stocking of native and nonnative fish;
(B) the propagation of species listed as threatened or
endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
(c) Reimbursement.--Consistent with the Fish and Wildlife
Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a et seq.) and the Fish and
Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661 et seq.), the heads
of Federal water development agencies shall fully reimburse
the Secretary, on an annual basis, for the operation and
maintenance of mitigation hatcheries.
"Here fishy fishy."
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